4 December 2012

South Africa: National Youth Camp a Good Initiative

press release

The IFP Youth Brigade supports the initiative of the Department of Social Development to hold a National Youth Camp for five days, starting on Sunday, in De Brug outside Bloemfontein.

IFPYB National Chairperson, the Hon. Mkhuleko Hlengwa said, "This is a good initiative by the Department. It needs to be supported by everyone in our country. It is commendable that the Department decided to start such a project to educate and create debate among our youth about various issues that concern them. The youth of our country should take advantage of projects like the National Youth Camp."

"The youth of our country needs venues like this to interact, debate and come up with solutions that they can advise Government to use in order to tackle various issues faced by South Africa's youth. Alcohol abuse, unwanted pregnancy, unprotected sex, school drop-out and unemployment are some of those issues," said Hlengwa.

Hlengwa continued, "We hope this year's theme, 'Together in Diversity', will result in the youth emerging from this camp informed and open-minded about the diversity of our country and how we should be united as South Africans from different backgrounds.

We also hope that youth from different backgrounds will recognize that they are all affected by the same issues. The IFP Youth Brigade waits expectantly to see the positive results of this National Youth Camp."

The IFPYB encourages all those who are going to take part in this camp to be brave enough to point out where Government is failing the youth of this country and to freely express their ideas on how these issues can be resolved. We wish our youth all the best for a lively discussion.

IFP Parliamentary Media Caucus, Ms Boniswa Tiwe; 083 9861 022

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